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USP scoops four awards at World Blood Day celebrations

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USP Group Manager Campus Life Glenn Pope receiving the award on behalf of USP.

The University of the South Pacific (USP) has won the Divisional Award and National Award for the Highest Blood Collection at a Tertiary Institution for the seventh consecutive year.

In addition to this, USP won the overall award for the Highest Collection by an organisation in Fiji during the World Blood Day celebrations in Suva on 18 June 2016.

USP won awards in the following categories:

• National Winner Open Division - Highest Number of Blood Recruited by any organisation in Fiji in 2015;
• National Winner Tertiary Institution Category - Overall Highest Number of Blood Collected in 2015;
• Central Division Tertiary Institution Category - Highest Number of Blood Collected in 2015; and
• Western Division Tertiary Institution Category -  Highest Number of Blood Collected in 2015 by USP Lautoka Campus

Group Manager Campus Life Glenn Pope said the award meant a lot to the University and it shows that students and staff are committed towards helping save the lives of the people of Fiji.

“USP has in the past seven years assisted the Ministry of Health and the Fiji National Blood Services and these awards are recognition of the University’s social responsibility,” Mr Pope said.

“These awards will help encourage more students and staff to take part in the activities and initiatives that we here at Campus Life organise,” he stated.

Mr Pope has encouraged staff and students to donate blood and help save a life.

“If you have never given blood before, then, make an effort to perhaps save one life, that life, may just be that of your mother, father, brother or sister or one of your friends,” he urged.

Mr Pope personally acknowledged the efforts of students and staff who gave their time and blood to save lives in Fiji.

“This year’s World Blood Day awards are for you,” Mr Pope said.
 


This news item was published on 29 Jun 2016 09:23:36 am. For more information or any High-Res Images, please contact us on email communications@usp.ac.fj


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